I am a passionate cook and I love to cook the food I grew up with - Southern/Soul food. I try to use packaged mixes as little as possible. Other than cooking, I'm also a passionate science nerd. :)
My favorite things to cook
I love to try recipes from Victorian and early 20th century cookbooks - I've discovered some new favorites that way!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mamaw and Mom's Christmas tradition of making chocolate balls - the BEST candy ever! Also my Ma's pecan and sweet potato pies . . . and cornbread and greens and deer and biscuits and squash and okra and . . .
My cooking tragedies
I haven't had all that many failures, but fudge is not in my stars.